whole home audio/video solutions on limited budget
I am have been looking around but I can't seem to put together a specific solution for what I want to try and do (perhaps I am just over-complicating for myself).
Primarily I want to have a WHA solution I can listen to in 4 rooms, but I also want to be able to hide the cable box, DVD, etc in the basement and run off of a central system where I can watch in 3 rooms.
I have run all cat6 through the house to the basement, and also speaker wire run to the basement (each pair of speaker wires have a cat6 in the wall).
So I believe I have created a good foundation to build on.
Basically what I would like to do:
stage 1 - play audio to 4 areas (with wired speakers)
be able to control mostly from my ipad/iphone/laptop and using slacker/itunes radio/songza as well as my own MP3 music libraries
keypads can be basic
stage 2 - play video to 3 rooms
want to connect dvd player, cable box.
want to also be able to play from laptop/iphone/ipad
I don't have a specific budget in mind, but I don't want to go over $1000 if thats possible. I will also buy inwall speakers likely from monoprice.
Any assistance and help from experience would be greatly appreciated!